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AddMission Motors attracts $9 million, closes B investment round

The past twelve months have been pretty good for Mission Motors and a fresh $9 million investment injection should make the next twelve that much better. After turning their backs on their original raison d'etre, the San Francisco startup launched the Mission EVT components division and immediately hooked up with Honda to put some fire in the belly of its HPD CR-Z. Then the company built the very sexy Mission R race bike that recently conquered all at the TTXGP/FIM e-Power race at Laguna Seca.

AddVideo: Toyota Auris peels back its bodywork to reveal the energy within

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AddParis preview: Toyota to emphasize hybrid dominance, showcase Synergy Drive technology

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42Report: Ex-GM worker accused of stealing hybrid secrets

It seems that the lure of stealing trade secrets from a former employer has struck again, this time involving General Motors. Ex-GM employee Shanshan Du and her husband Yu Qin have reportedly been indicted by a federal grand jury for their part in an alleged conspiracy to steal hybrid vehicle information from The General.

AddReport: Ex-GM worker accused of stealing hybrid secrets

It seems that the lure of stealing secretive trade secrets from a former employer has struck again, this time involving General Motors. Ex-GM employee Shanshan Du and her husband Yu Qin have reportedly been indicted by a federal grand jury for their part in an alleged conspiracy to steal hybrid vehicle information from The General.

AddOwner of converted PT Cruiser claims Li-Ion Motors forged apology letter in his name

We've all written an apology letter at some point, right? These simple little notes declare that we've done something wrong and we're trying to make it right. In the Barret Lyon's case, discovering an apology letter with his name attached to it was quite shocking. Why, was he shocked? Well first of all, Lyon doesn't feel he's done anything wrong and, second, he claims he didn't even write the letter. He says it's a forgery.

7MIT publication pries open a Prius

The Toyota Prius is a fairly high-tech piece of automotive equipment compared to the simple-engined vehicles of the not-too-distant past. Even so, like us, most of you gearheads can give at least an elementary explanation of how the fuel-efficient Prius works. Toyota takes specially grown unicorns and grinds them into a paste that is then packed into magic elfen-made batteries. Those batteries power tiny but powerful electric motors brought back from far in the future using Toyota's time machine

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